It’s not too late for a July 4th travel deal


Stay July 4 and 5 at the colorful Saguaro Scottsdale in Old Town Scottsdale and pay $ 100 a night (use code SUMMER21). By booking on its website, you will benefit from welcome margaritas and late check-out. Skip the rental car in favor of a hotel loaner bike. The shops and galleries of the old town are easily accessible on foot.

The area is famous for its spas, and Civana Wellness Resort & Spa offers a relatively affordable version. With a free fourth night promotion, rooms cost an average of $ 237 a night, July 2-6, allowing guests to enjoy free daily hikes, meditation classes, yoga, and fitness.

If you haven’t planned a camping destination for the vacation, then don’t head to renowned national parks like Yellowstone, which has seen record numbers of visitors since last summer, or Yosemite, where bookings at l advance are required.

Joshua Bush, general manager of Avenue Two Travel, based in Bryn Mawr, Pa., Has been living in a 45-foot camper van since December and has visited 26 national parks, often making camping reservations six to nine months at the advanced. He recommends targeting secondary sites like Pinnacles National Park in central California (park campsites are full July 2-4 with availability before and after) and other parks in the system, including the shores of the national lakes.

“The National Park Service has a fantastic app that geolocates where you are and says, yes you might be close to Sequoia National Park, but you have some national historic sites nearby that might not have a wait time. “, did he declare.

Other strategies include asking for reservations and telling the agent that you are ready to change campsites during your stay.

“Sometimes you can DIY a living room, if you’re willing to move,” he added.

Booking platforms like Tentrr, Pitchup, Hipcamp, Campspot and Campendium have made it easy to find individual campsites or small campsites under the radar.

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